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On Thursday, June 12, Morris College hosted a check presentation for $450,000 in state funding for the college's continued development of its cybersecurity-esports programs and showcased its cybersecurity and esports labs. The college first … more
With an eye toward a bond referendum and given a push from the state legislature for districts to use fund balance to offset increased expenditures, Sumter school board passed its 2025 budget on Thursday without a millage request. The budget … more
Students have been enjoying Sumter School District's annual REACH program, meant for students in grades 3 through 11 who have been identified as gifted in the arts, including visual arts, music (chorus) or theater. Students are involved in an … more
A policy to remove the 50% quarterly grade floor and actually give students final grades based on their performance passed first reading in a 5-4 vote at Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' meeting Monday. Board members voting in favor of … more
Two of Sumter School District's more recognizable graduates from recent years have just graduated from Ivy League universities and are now starting their careers. Sumter High School Class of 2020 valedictorian Andrea Clark and Crestwood High … more
The Pocalla Elementary School Steppers are recognized at Monday's Sumter School District Board of Trustees' meeting after winning the House Party National Step Show in May in Charlotte, North Carolina. The step team … more
Students entering grades 5-8 have two fun summer camp options at the University of South Carolina Sumter. SLED'ing into Summer is a camp led by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and … more
Every team must consistently develop new leaders over time, and a summer cadet leadership course is a means to achieve that end goal for high school junior ROTC programs. Sumter School District's three high school Air Force Junior ROTC units took … more
Finances and the superintendent's report will be before Sumter School District's Board of Trustees for its regularly scheduled June meeting on Monday night. Public participation, committee reports and a special presentation by the Pocalla … more
Pristine trails, crisp, clean air and a pond filled with wildlife - that's the vision that drives Sumter High School rising junior Michael O'Neal to care for the school's Environmental Center. At 16 years old, Michael said his dedication to … more
After some delays, it appears Sumter School District will go live with an electronic procurement process system with the start of the new school year. District Chief Financial Officer Shatika Spearman confirmed to the school board's Finance … more
A local chapter of a historically African American fraternity has awarded numerous area public high school students with annual awards and scholarships for academic achievement and work in the arts. … more
Four years can fly by, and before you know it, you're taking that walk of pride into the next chapter of your life. The misters and madam student body presidents Slade Custer of Wilson Hall, Quindon Dais of Lakewood High School and Gabrielle … more
Sumter School District's three valedictorians for the Class of 2024 all made straight A's throughout high school, survived their freshman year in a pandemic and consider their parents their biggest influencers in life. The top seniors from … more
Laurence Manning Academy is pleased to announce that the American Legion Post 68 has chosen five young men from the LMA junior class to be a part of its 2024 delegates for Palmetto Boys State. Gavin Ard, Gavin Brown, Drew Ferriell, Cole Hawthorne … more
Laurence Manning Academy is pleased to announce that the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68 has chosen four girls from the LMA junior class to be a part of their 2024 delegates. Lainey Baggette, Olivia Danback, Rivers Ann Gardner … more
Continuing a long tradition, Central Carolina Technical College has been recognized for its support of military families. The college recently earned the 2024-25 Military Friendly School designation for the 13th-consecutive year from the Military … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School will roll out a relatively new classroom concept next school year to improve student reading achievement while also showing support to all teachers on its staff. Along with implementing a new school-wide, … more
Cheers for the Class of 2024 rang out in Memorial Stadium for the final time this school year on Thursday night, May 23, as Sumter High School celebrated its seniors at this year's graduation ceremony. PHOTOS BY ADAM FLASH / THE SUMTER ITEM more
Further investigation into a coach's claims along with her husband about a local high school's track and field team reveal contradictions and a past criminal record on the part of the husband. Four parents of current Sumter High School track and … more
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